That Is So-o-o-o Over, Dudes!

WordPress wants to challenge its users to post each day for a year (or at least once a week for the amateurs). Read about it here. They just want to get us all going, you know. Of course, some of us have gone there. Last year.

From my point of view, the post-once-a-day (at least) is so 2010, guys and gals. Done and done, already. This year I have bigger and better plans (I wish. I hope).

Everybody else can follow in my feetstoops if they wish. Iʼll be seeking new and fresher horizons (and more personal goals to conquer*). For this new year, Iʼll post whenever. (And that makes two for today. So there.)

However, their little game has given me motivation to put up a post without delay (meaning in real time at long last). Itʼs been a lovely day — sunshine in the morning, darkening with clouds through afternoon into evening gray. Just home from grocery acquisition (not at Aldi, curse ʼem — nearest one nowʼs 30 miles distant), so itʼs time to make some breakfast, lunch and supper. (And time to balance my checkbook after too many days, too.) We have a nice post ready to go at 3:03 AM, CST, for your 2011 reading recreation, tomorrow.

Enjoy. (And get busy on those daily posts, Johnny-come-latelies!)

* Does that make me a conquistadorial personality?

©2011 John Randolph Burrow, Magickal Monkey Enterprises, Ltd, S.A

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 67,000 times in 2010. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would have performed about 3 times.


In 2010, there were 361 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 375 posts. There were 701 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 467mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was August 20th with 374 views. The most popular post that day was A FoxHunt Friday® — Mosque Madness.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for godel escher bach, manet paintings, monet impression sunrise, courbet burial at ornans, and wakdjunkaga.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


A FoxHunt Friday® — Mosque Madness August 2010


Artificial Realities January 2010


“Mantorville” March 2010


January is for Janus: Looking Both Forward and Back January 2010


“Mistakes by Moonlight” June 2010